Friday, August 12, 2016

Ivanka Helps Trump Dig In His Heels

As Donald Trump tears toward the White House, he's wielding stilettos vs. the opposition.

They're worn by Ivanka, the dream daughter who's causing lefty nightmares.

There's her look, so stunning that only Melania trumps her.

There's her name, evoking rock solid and exotic.

There's her biz muscle, lifting tall buildings such as Trump International Hotel in D.C. in time for Donald to live on Pennsylvania Avenue no matter what happens Nov. 8.

There's her motherly acumen, on display at Trump's economic presentation this week in Detroit.

"She is, without question, one of her father's most trusted advisers," says Roger Stone, a Nixon hard charger who has Trump's ear.

Ivanka told Time magazine that her father "raised me to be opinionated. When he asks my opinion, I give it."

Ivanka is 34 and the mother of three. She's married to Jared Kushner, who like Trump turned his dad's real estate firm into a colossus. With Ivanka joining Jared's religion, the White House will finally star a Jewish family. Which makes libs' labeling of Trump a Nazi laughable.

Ivanka was already ahead of the game before her dad ran for president and even before she shone as a Trump Organization exec. Her fashion line clicked with masses of women.

So did her introduction of Trump at the GOP convention. That Cleveland coronation elevated the New York Princess to American Queen.

Regal and projecting, Ivanka hailed Donald for the titan he is: boffo builder, august altruist, phenomenal father.

But anyone plugged in knows that.

Here's where Ivanka hoisted the next president in a light that blinds liberals:

  • "My father values talent. He recognizes real knowledge and skill when he finds it. He is color blind and gender neutral. He hires the best person for the job. Period."
  • "Gender is no longer the factor creating the greatest wage discrepancy. Motherhood is."
  • "As president, my father will change the labor laws that were put in place during a time in which women were not a significant part of the workforce and will focus on making quality childcare affordable and accessible for all." 
  • "American families need relief. Policies that allow women with children to thrive should not be novelties; they should be the norm. Politicians talk about wage equality, but my father has made it a practice at his company throughout his entire career. He will fight for equal pay for equal work, and I will fight for this too, right alongside of him."

Ivanka delivered with such towering conviction and diction, my wife raved. And she's a Bubba-loving Democrat.

Christine Holly Ngo, like Ivanka dressed to win.

Then there's Christine Holly Ngo, a pal of mine whose glam rivals Ivanka's. Now Christine is hardly conservative. She's been on Hollywood red carpets, so you can imagine her true colors. Yet she posted on Facebook: "I'm not getting involved with politics, but I love Ivanka Trump. She is so classy and smart. Graduated from Wharton with honors and has so much drive and ambition. An entrepreneur with 3 kids!!! My new idol."

Meanwhile, cheers came from closer to the action.

California delegate Shawn Steel:  “He does the blue collar, she does the millennials. It’s a powerful combination. This woman, I’ve been saying for some time, is the greatest asset Donald Trump has.”

Breitbart's Julia Pollak: "For millennial women, who are the new generation of moms and workers, balancing everything is hard. And Ivanka spoke directly to me."

It took a month for Trump to again unsheathe his wonderful weapon. This time the venue was Fox, where Greta Van Susteren gave Ivanka a full hour.

The daughter darted through the show with sharp support.

  • Other candidates are "managed by a team of 50 people who are testing and polling every word." As for Trump, "that's not him. That's not the leader he wants to be."
  • The public sees that Trump gets the issues. "He's an unbelievable listener. If he has a question on something, he will pepper people who he believes are smart and informed. ... Ultimately he arrives at his own conclusion."

At the end of the Fox interview, Greta asked her about President Obama's Trump-is-unfit knife job. Ivanka wasn't about to be cut.

"I clearly disagree," she said. "I think he'd be an excellent president."

Such dexterity dressed in glamour that the Liz Warren Dem duds can't match will lead to this:

Donald Trump will be the 45th president.

Ivanka Trump will be a first daughter for the ages.

  • Bucky Fox is an author and editor in Southern California.

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